Analyst Stock Ratings: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), Primoris Services Corporation (PRIM)

Lloyd Doyle
December 13, 2017

Costco Wholesale accounts for approximately 1.4% of Bristlecone Advisors LLC's holdings, making the stock its 13th biggest holding.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Capital World Investors raised its position in shares of Costco Wholesale by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. The daily trading volume has averaged 0.55 million shares a day in past 3 months. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. now owns 664 shares of the retailer's stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 201 shares in the last quarter. IL raised its position in shares of Costco Wholesale by 4.6% in the first quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 0.5% during the second quarter. IL now owns 613,112 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $104,119,000 after buying an additional 26,929 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IronBridge Capital Management LP boosted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 25.5% in the 1st quarter. CHICAGO TRUST Co NA now owns 2,515 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $402,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares during the last quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 28,786 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,219,477.52.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Costco Wholesale has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $179.50. Cowen restated an "outperform" rating and set a $182.00 price objective (up from $180.00) on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Guggenheim reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Monday, January 30th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $175.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Sunday, February 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $181.49.

In related news, Director Richard M. Libenson sold 2,350 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $162.00, for a total transaction of $380,700.00. Advisors Asset Management Inc sold 47,252 shares as the company's stock rose 1.99% with the market. (NASDAQ:COST) by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Also, insider John D. Mckay sold 8,111 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $160.58, for a total value of $802,900.00. Insiders own 0.74% of the company's stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The hedge fund held 5,300 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $848,000, up from 3,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $64.64. The Rhode Island-based Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.23% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Entering into ratio analysis, UMC has noticeable price to earnings growth ratio of 0.94, which find it more attractive on the other stock that has lower PEG and vice versa. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.43.


Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) [Trend Analysis] in recent session share price swings at $188.07 with change of 1.00%.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Kimelman And Baird Lc has invested 2.14% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Costco Wholesale's revenue for the quarter was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.77 EPS. equities analysts expect that Costco Wholesale will post 6.47 earnings per share for the current year. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were given a dividend of $0.50 per share. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 out of 1-5 scale with week's performance of 13.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. Ls Investment Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.25% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). "(COST)" was first posted by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of COST in report on Thursday, June 1 with "Hold" rating.

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